On the occasion of the Salone del Mobile, Kartell is collaborating with Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka to create an installation in their Milan flagship store as a backdrop to his ‘invisible’ furniture pieces.
The Invisibles series includes tables, sofas, armchairs and benches, and is designed to eradicate the presence of the objects. Fixated on natural phenomena such as water, clouds and sunlight, Yoshioka focuses strongly on materials, rather than form, to convey this ongoing theme within his work.
For the shop installation, Yoshioka will create a world made of transparent prism sticks in plastic which represent ice and snow. This fragile world compliments the aesthetic of the furniture pieces, where chairs are no longer heavy, grounded objects but instead create the illusion of suspending the user in mid-air.
Yoshioka’s installation will be displayed at Via C.Porta, Ang via Turati, Milan.
Some previous installations by Tokujin Yoshioka